Stylized photo of a woman walking through a rugged desert, surrounded by planets, with the planet earth balanced on her head


Sang des pierres répandu dans l’atmosphère
Parfum de l’outrage que l’eau fait à la terre
Qui étreint les corps et les méandres de la chair

Souffle qui contient tout l’univers
Roches, feuilles, forêts
Fleurs épuisées et planètes oubliées

Soleil et carbone, enracinés
S’évaporent en brume légère.
Pétrichor — éther sédimentaire

Par lequel nous faisons corps avec la Terre.


Blood from the stones spilled in atmosphere
Scent from the assaults of water on the soil
That embraces bodies and the meanders of the flesh

Breath that contains the universe in whole
Rocks, leaves, forests
Exhausted flowers and forgotten planets

Sun and carbon, rooted
Evaporate in gentle mist.
Petrichor — sedimentary ether

By which we, become one with the Earth.

Clara Muller is a French art historian, writer, and curator, holding degrees in Literature, Art History and Museum Studies from Université Paris Diderot Paris 7, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, New York University and Columbia University.

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Issue 7 – January 2022

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